India wins the 1st Asian Yogasana Championship
Indian players won the 1st Asian Yogasana Sports Trophy in Dhaka by winning 22 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. The Championship was organised by the Bangladesh Yogasana Association under the authority of Global Yoga Alliance. The audience who witnessed the show were overwhelmed by Indian player’s spectacular performance. Nitin Pawle and Pooja Patel were the star attraction from India who secured gold medal in all the 4 categories i.e. Traditional Yoga, Artistic Yoga, Rhythmic Yoga and Artistic Pair Championship.
Bangladesh with 3 Golds, 14 Silver and 5 Bronze medals stood second while Hong Kong with 2 Bronze medals stood third in the Championship. The other countries who participated were Bhutan and Thailand. Dr Gopal ji, President – Global Yoga Alliance inaugurated the Championship while Mr. K.M Khalid, Hon’ble Minister of Cultural Affairs, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh was the Chief Guest in the valedictory function. Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar, President – Bangladesh Yoga Association; Samim Khan Titu, Vice-President, Mr. Hamid, General Secretary and Mr. Masood Karim, Secretary – National Sports Council, Bangladesh also graced the occasion with their presence. Mr. Midhun T.K., Deputy High Commissioner – Indian High Commission in Bangladesh was the Guest of Honour.
Hon’ble Minister of Cultural Affairs, Mr. K.M. Khalid announced that an International Yoga event will be organised in association with Global Yoga Alliance during the 100th birth ceremony celebration of its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in March 2020.